Department of Liberal Arts

Acquire Skills That Never Become Obsolete

Studying liberal arts is as relevant today as it’s always been, and the Department of Liberal Arts within UHCL's College of Human Sciences and Humanities can provide the solid foundation in a broad range of subjects. With globally interconnected workplaces, employers are even more interested in finding workers who are creative, clear communicators who understand the larger picture. Any major choice within the liberal arts is designed to expose you to the broadest range of human knowledge and give you the critical thinking skills and understanding to appreciate diverse, ethical issues.

The Department of Liberal Arts houses the History, Humanities and Literature programs, and the faculty strives to help students develop and enhance their analytical and research skills by exposing them to the customs, values, and behaviors of culturally diverse populations as expressed through the texts, arts, and artifacts of those populations.

No Limits on Career Paths

Your abilities to communicate clearly, think critically and reason well are highly coveted by employers and will benefit you the rest of your life. If you’re undecided about your specific career path, a degree from the Department of Liberal Arts can give you the kind of broad foundation that can prepare you for a job in education, law, public service, writing, or advertising. In the Department of Liberal Arts, you'll find flexible degree options that allow you to tailor your studies through concentrations such as Museum Studies, Film Studies, Religious Studies, Professional Writing, and Pre-Law.

Programs and Degrees 


History Program degrees include:


Humanities Program degrees include:


Literature Program degrees include:


University of Houston-Clear Lake's College of Human Sciences and Humanities offers various minors to supplement any degree. 

Earning a Minor

The following are the minors available within the Liberal Arts Department: